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Academic Year 2014-2015


1. Upgrade information

For more information on the Upgrade, please visit the Upgrade site.

Feel free to contact the Graduate Office with additional Upgrade questions.

2. Graduate Council Meetings

Graduate Council meetings will be held on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays in 520 Darland on the following dates:

January 22 (Th) 9 - 10 am
February 4 (W) 1 - 2 pm
February 19 (Th) 9 - 10 am
March 4 (W) 1 - 2 pm
March 19 (Th), NO MEETING - Spring Break
April 1 (W) 1 - 2 pm
April 16 (Th) 9 - 10 am
April 29 (W) 12:45 - 1:45 pm
May 14 (Th) 9 - 10 am



GDP tutorials. Here are some handy checklists and videos on best practices for reviewing Graduate Degree Plans for approval.

DGS Orientation Fall 2014 presentation.

Restructuring of Graduate Education

University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Karen Hanson, invites thoughts and comments on a proposal to realign administrative support for post-baccalaureate education at the University based on a structure which groups programs into two communities: traditional research-based programs, and professional practice-based programs. The model is informed in part by the work of the Special Committee on Graduate Education (SCGE) in 2013.

Policies Governing Graduate Education

In 2010, the University Senate Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP) charged a Graduate School Policy Review Committee to review and update existing graduate education policies that were previously found in a variety of formats, including the Graduate School catalog and constitution.  The committee completed its work in spring 2012.   Graduate education policies will continue to be developed and reviewed under the direction of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education, in consultation with faculty, staff and student stakeholders.  Please contact with questions or for more information. 

PBED (post-baccalaureate education) Google Group

The PBED Digest, University of Minnesota, published by Academic Support Resources was discontinued in August 2014. You can still view an archive of all PBED stories on The Ledger (a news blog of Academic Support Resources). DGSs and PLCs may wish to join the PBED Google Group to stay up to date on administrative processes for post-baccalaureate education at the University of Minnesota. Contact Kess Knight, Communications Coordinator in Academic Support Resources, to join the group.

The Record, University of Minnesota

The Record is a monthly account of admissions, records, and student systems news published by Academic Support Resources at the University of Minnesota.


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